DoD Summit Guidelines for DoD & Federal Employees:

  • RSC's meetings are open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and are considered a compliant education and training forum.
  • RSC's Summit provide a forum for Military Services, OSD, and federal agencies to address and improve current mission critical needs and initiatives, meet with and hear from public and private organizations, disseminate vital capability needs to industry, and engage in senior level dialogue with all in attendance while increasing visibility within the larger community.
  • The majority or our meetings are open to US CITIZENS and NATO CITIZENS only
  • RSC meetings are compliant with Department of Defense operating guidelines as a “NO-COST to the DoD” meeting.
  • Pricing voluntarily follows: Department of Defense, Office of General Counsel, Standards of Conduct Office: SOCO ADVISORY 09-03: 7.(a)

The Summit will be hosted at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

San Diego State University - 5250 55th St, San Diego, CA 92182

* For any questions around location and arrival logistics please contact Luis Hernandez @  or call 201-266-0058. Please do not contact the venue directly.

Located roughly 18 minutes from San Diego Airport and  San Diego waterfront



Parking for the summit will be located on the LOWER level of PS7 (directly adjacent to the Alumni Center where the summit will be held). There will be directional signs reading "RSC MICROGRIDS & DERS SUMMIT" .Parking Services will be placing signs from both the 55th St entrance as well as the Montezuma Rd entrance leading attendees to the reserved and roped off spaces.

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 (Rental fees for the Summit help to directly support the Alumni Center.)


Upon arrival, you will enter through the main entrance of the Alumni Center and head right towards the Fowler Family ballroom – directional signs will be posted. Its just a few feet from the entrance.

Here is a virtual tour link of the Center :

An RSC staff member will be at the registration desk to greet you . Please pick up your badge and sign in : take a booklet and attendee list. Badges must be worn at all times. There is no assigned seating for attendees. (Seating will be at roundtables)

FREE WIFI – You may bring your devices.


Speakers on Day of Presenting:  Military: Service Dress Uniform      Civilian: Business Dress

Attendees are requested: Civilian: business casual, button down, slacks and jacket requested, tie optional. No casual jeans or t-shirts please)  

Military: Duty Uniform of the day.


Buffet style throughout the day: We will provide fresh coffee, teas, beverages, breakfast, snacks and a full lunch on both days. Breakfast will include a variation of eggs, croissants, fresh fruit salad, yogurt, mid morning cheese and crackers and muffins.  Lunches will be served buffet style and include a salad and vegetable side and main dishes of chickens and pastas. Afternoon snacks are a variety of fresh desserts and cakes. 

MIL and GOV : per person price for lunch and beverage falls below general per diem rates set by DoD and GSA specifically 

 If you have an allergy or require a special food request, please inform us by FEB 20th


Visit San Diego


Hotel Rooms:

Sheraton Mission Valley

This is the closest to the venue, about 5 minutes down the road, but it is on a highway and you can not walk to anything local - this is a business district. To get to the Gaslamp /Downtown district is about 18 minutes by taxi/car)

1433 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, California 92108 USA +1 619-260-0111


The Gaslamp District is the main town of San Diego with a large amount of hotels and lots to walk around, but it is about 20 minutes to venue. These are the two hotels we are recommending ( they offer government rates) :

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown 

530 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-5206  +1 619-446-3000

Hotel Palomar – A Kimpton Hotel : 1047 5TH AVENUE SAN DIEGO, CA 92101  (619) 515-3000



Commercial & Public Sector

As the energy industry shifts from centralized to distributed generation, microgrids can enable optimal cooperation among DERS due to improving technical capabilities.
Integrating multiple generation sources such as solar, wind, battery, and cogeneration, is becoming more efficient through advancements in controller systems, data analytics that utilize machine-learning capabilities, improved energy storage, distributed ledgers and transactive energy methodologies, to name a few.

A report released in November 2017, by GTM Research forecasts $12.5 billion in microgrid investment within the United States over the next six years. “U.S. Microgrids 2017: Market Drivers, Analysis and Forecast” identifies 3.2 GW of existing microgrid capacity growing to 6.5 GW by 2022, a 14.1 percent compound annual growth rate.
But the supporting business models and regulatory frameworks are still evolving to support this transition.

Given the diversity of markets and customers, it's reasonable to expect that no one model will win out however to move forward, regulations and business models need to account for the shift in capital away from large central assets to small distributed assets.

Finally, with the passing of S.B 100 in California, mandating 100% renewables by 2045, how will the utilities of today transform into the platforms of tomorrow?

Department of Defense

For the U.S. Department of Defense, there is the ambitious goal of creating 14 day energy independence, requiring microgrids to improve efficiency and reliability. Challenged with meeting the mission critical needs not only of it’s installations and bases, the military faces the ever changing tactical environment as well where microgrids must operate with complete resilience and security. Navigant Research, released a report on October 31, 2017 predicting a strong increase in spending on military microgrids. The report, called “Military Microgrids”, forecasts that Department of Defense (DoD) spending on microgrids and microgrid implementation will grow from $453.4 million in 2017 to $1.4 billion in 2026.